Samuel J. Dunham

About Me

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Hello and welcome! My name is Sam, and I am a PhD candidate in astronomy & astrophysics at Vanderbilt University. Find my CV and contact info here. I received my A.S. in General Studies in Math and Natural Science from Washtenaw Community College, my B.S. in Astronomy & Astrophysics from the University of Michigan, and my M.A. in physics from Fisk University through the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master's-to-Ph.D Bridge Program.

My research-related interests span a wide range, but include computer simulations, high-performance computing, hydrodynamics, and general relativity. Fortunately for me, I found the perfect project to work on, core-collapse supernovae!

My non-research-related interests span an even wider range, but include cooking, being a dog dad to Daisy, enjoying the outdoors, and traveling. I am also a big advocate for animal welfare, especially stopping animal cruelty. I am also an advocate for massive prison reform in the US.